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Kosher Restaurants:
MEAT:
Milt's (BOOOOO).
Get chili, cornbread, and beans. Drink a beergarita. 
3411 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60657. 773-661-6384
Delivery available through Postmates
Open S-T: 11:30-10 F: 11:30-2 S: Call for hours

Shallot's.   Amazing sushi and great steaks though quite pricey.
7016 Carpenter Rd Skokie, IL 60077. 847-677-DINE
Delivery available. Shallots has their own app.
Open S-T: 11:30-9:00 Closed Friday Sat: 1.25 hours after Shkia-11:00

Ken's Diner.  The classic burger diner joint. Better than Milts.
3353 Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-679-4030
Delivery Available
Open S-T: 11:00-8:30

Great Chicago. Used to be owned by Ken's, but sold to a different owner. Many of the same items.
3149 W. Devon Chicago, IL 60659. 773-465-9030
Delivery Available. Great Chicago has its own app.
Open S-T: 11-9 F: 10-3

Taboun Grill. Good Israeli food. Schwarma, Shnitzel, moroccan Cigars.
8808 N. Gross Point Rd Skokie, IL. 847-965-1818
Open S-T: 11-10 F: 11-2 Closed Saturday.

Mizrahi Grill. Similar to Taboun. Located in the northern suburbs. 
215 Skokie Valley Rd Highland Park, IL . 847-831-1400
You can order online via their website.

Tein Li Chow. Chinese food. Located in the Jewel supermarket which also has a kosher bakery and deli.
Takeout only.
2485 W. Howard Evanston, IL. 847-328-4642


The Sandwich Club. Burgers, deli sandwiches...etc.
4507 W. Oakton Skokie, IL 60076. 847-677-6020
Open S-T: 11-8 F: 11-2 Closed Saturday

Bebe's Kosher Deli. Downtown Chicago- They have bagels/cream cheese on one side and deli sandwiches on the other.
Located in the French Market by the train station. Free parking with $20 French Market Purchase
131 North Clinton Chicago, IL 60661. 312-207-0572
Open M-T: 10-6 F: 10-1(winter) 2(summer) Closed Sat & Sun

Evita Steakhouse. Argentinian Steakhouse -
6112 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60659 (773) 463-8482
Sundays to Thursdays from 5 pm to 12 am. Saturdays on winter time sometime after Shabbat to 12 am. Summer time Saturdays closed!!


Metroklub. Downtown Chicago-Only open during lunch M-Th.
In the Crown Plaza hotel. 733 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661. (312) 602-2104
CLOSED

Hy Life Bistro. Connected to Slice of Life (see below). On the expensive side, though not quite Shallots levels.
4120 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-674-2021
CLOSED


Tacos Gingi. Mexican Place. Pretty much takeout only.
5128 Dempster Street, Skokie IL 60077. 847-983-0648
Open S-T: 11-8  F: 11-1 Closed Saturday


DAIRY:
Emma's Bagel Cafe. Many breakfast options, but they have lunch dinner options as well like mac n' cheese. 9306 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077. 847-673-3030

Chalavi. 2931 W. Touhy Chicago, IL 60645. 773-338-9640

EJ's Pizzeria.   9149 N. Gross Point Skokie, IL 60076. 224-534-7215 On ubereats, and have their own app as well.

Bond Coffee. Starbucks type atmosphere and food. Has a drive through. Available via grubhub.
7555 N. California Ave Chicago, IL 60645

Slice of Life.(request Cholov Yisroel)4120 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-674-2021  CLOSED

Tel Aviv Pizza (Cholov Yisroel - Pizza is Yoshon), 6349 N. California Chicago, IL 60659. 773-764-3776

Hamachi Sushi. Sushi Bar and Chinese menu (Meat and chicken) They have their own app. 2801 West Howard Chicago, IL 60645(773) 293-6904

The Lincoln Cafe. Breakfast/lunch food as well as pre-packaged wraps and salads. Don't miss the bbq chicken pizza!!! Takeout only. Lincoln Cafe has their own app. Located in The BP gas station 6599 N Lincoln Ave. Lincolnwood IL 60712

Sarah's Tent (Brick oven?) New place 12/18. Pastas and sandwiches. Located next to Hungarian Kosher Supermarket 4020 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076

Activities:
Navy Pier
Millennium Park/The Bean
Segway Tour
Six Flags Great America
Botanic Gardens
Willis Tower Skydeck
Lincoln Park Zoo (Free, but their lot is pay to park, look for street parking)
Museum of Science and Industry


Hotels:
Fairmont Millennium Park
Park Hyatt Chicago>Category 6
Hyatt Regency Chicago>Category 4
Hyatt Regency O'Hare>Category 2
W Lakeshore>Category 5
W Chicago City Center>Category 5
Westin Chicago>Category 5
Aloft Chicago City Center>Category 4
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers>Category 4
Aloft Chicago O'Hare>Category 2

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Public Transport options:

Guidebooks:

Other Tips
Parking at ORD: The cheapest place to park is in the O'hare lot G. It's $10/day. Be aware that you need to take a bus to the tram (in lot E) which takes you to the terminals. This can take 20-25 minutes
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2295 on: May 22, 2019, 04:40:32 PM »
Eh

I think Milts burger is subject to the nostalgia of 4-5 years ago.
I haven't been to Milt's in years. Has it gone downhill?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2296 on: May 22, 2019, 05:32:32 PM »
I haven't been to Milt's in years. Has it gone downhill?
Wouldn't say downhill, but not always as consistent as it once was. Still very much worth a stop in.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2297 on: May 22, 2019, 06:06:55 PM »
Wouldn't say downhill, but not always as consistent as it once was. Still very much worth a stop in.
How are the ribs?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2298 on: May 22, 2019, 06:15:03 PM »
How are the ribs?
I was never really a fan of their steaks and ribs, personally. Their starters and sandwiches have always been great.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2299 on: May 22, 2019, 06:17:48 PM »
I was never really a fan of their steaks and ribs, personally. Their starters and sandwiches have always been great.
Will keep in mind, but going to a BBQ place and not getting ribs seems illegal.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2300 on: May 22, 2019, 06:19:13 PM »
Will keep in mind, but going to a BBQ place and not getting ribs seems illegal.
Ask others for their opinions, as I'm not a huge ribs guy to begin with. I have a particular taste. Definitely explore the starters (nachos, empanadas, pretzel bites, wings).
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2301 on: May 22, 2019, 06:31:43 PM »
I was never really a fan of their steaks and ribs, personally. Their starters and sandwiches have always been great.
+1.
Chili, milts burger, and rib sandwich.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2302 on: May 22, 2019, 07:22:32 PM »
Any suggestions for a unique hotel in Chicago -pref Marriott, although others are fine?
(To give you an idea of what I'm looking for: I just stayed at Belamere suites(OH) and in Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. While each is diff, I absolutely loved them both and highly recommend:) )
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2303 on: May 22, 2019, 10:38:32 PM »
Is the river walk safe at night? If I'm in the loop/mag mile area is there crime at night to worry about?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2304 on: May 22, 2019, 11:47:24 PM »
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Can't think of anything like that off the top of my head...
Is the river walk safe at night? If I'm in the loop/mag mile area is there crime at night to worry about?
Overall, yes. Still, like anywhere, be vigilant. Lots of homeless hang out nearby.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2305 on: May 24, 2019, 08:08:22 AM »
Anybody know good bars downtown? Something like the Rainbow room in NYC.

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« Reply #2306 on: May 24, 2019, 08:33:25 AM »
Anybody know good bars downtown? Something like the Rainbow room in NYC.
Not sure what makes a bar "good" as I'm not a big bar guy. I've always like the Big Bar at the Hyatt Regency on Wacker. Tons of seating both at the bar, and the lounge area.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2307 on: May 24, 2019, 09:07:35 AM »
Anybody know good bars downtown? Something like the Rainbow room in NYC.

People like the Signature Club in the John Hancock Building

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2308 on: May 24, 2019, 11:34:45 AM »
anyone looking for a hotel june 2nd and third, I have the Hoxton at cost - $180 for both nights after tax... current rate over $1,200.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2309 on: May 24, 2019, 11:35:56 AM »
People like the Signature Club in the John Hancock Building



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